The FIA introduced the programme to help those in the motorsport and automotive sector measure and enhance their environmental performance by means of an independent certification process and is based on existing best practices in environmental sustainability, primarily the ISO 14001.
Ferrari were previously awarded the certification in 2001 – with a renewal in 2016 to comply with the latest ISO 14001:2015 standards – and have continued to press forward to achieve the three-star level, the highest level of accreditation.
The manufacturer has committed to reducing the environmental impact and has already seen positive results in this area. By 2020, the group had achieved its goal of reducing the CO2 emissions of its European fleet by an estimated 35% compared to 2007 levels.
Much like the ambitious goal set by Formula 1 to of become a Net Zero Carbon sport by 2030, Ferrari’s attention now turns to becoming a carbon neutral company within the decade through a series of actions. These will be aimed at reducing GHG emissions produced and, when unavoidable, offsetting the residual ones.
Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow is also at the forefront of the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and the team has already played a part in a number of projects in 2021, such as the elimination of single-use plastics during race weekends.
Mattia Binotto, Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow Managing Director and Team Principal, said: “Achieving the three stars in the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme is an important acknowledgement for Ferrari. The issue of environmental sustainability is becoming more and more of a priority in motor racing. It is a commitment that we feel strongly about as a Scuderia, both in our day-to-day activities – as evidenced by the two projects that we implemented in early 2021 – as well as over the long term. Formula 1 has now reached a very high technological level in terms of power unit efficiency, and we are working hard, alongside the FIA, Formula 1 and the other car manufacturers involved in defining the regulatory framework for the future, with the aim of transferring the best on-track solutions onto road-going cars, a fundamental component in Ferrari’s DNA.”
Felipe Calderón, President of the FIA Environment and Sustainability Commission, said: “We are delighted to see that Ferrari has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, and we recognise this with the highest level Three-Star FIA Environmental Accreditation. We are confident that this will act as a catalyst for more changes throughout Formula 1, motor sport and automotive mobility as a whole as part of the #PurposeDriven movement launched by the FIA. 55 accreditations have already been awarded since the beginning of the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme and it is a great achievement.”
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